Gerry Stockhausen, SJ – Concluding Remarks & Commendation [5]

The Wake & Funeral of Fr. Gerard L. Stockhausen, SJ – January 16, 2016 [5]


Following the Prayer after Communion, I offered a few reflections… mainly that mortality sucks!!!

Fr. Tim Kesicki, SJ, president of the Jesuit Conference and Gerry’s boss, concluded with the several final prayers.  The Jesuit concelebrants stood around Gerry’s remains and sang, “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” as part of the commendation.  Andy shared that, as a Stockhausen gathering came to a close, their grandfather call everyone around to sing this lovely old hymn. It became their tradition to sing as they departed. (I did not include our singing on the audio…)  We went forth singing, “Lift Up Your Hearts.”

Five of five postings… –roc,sj

1 Comment

  1. Candice Tucci,osf says:

    Roc…Well done, well said dear friend. Perfect! Rest well Gerry in God’s embrace. You are loved and remembered by many.


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